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Table 3 CBO & HCP Survey & Interview Respondent Characteristics

From: Exploring bi-directional and SMS messaging for communications between Public Health Agencies and their stakeholders: a qualitative study

  CBOs (n = 9) HCPs (n = 28)
Urban (n = 28) 5 (17.9 %) 23 (82.1 %)
Rural (n = 9) 4 (44.4 %) 5 (55.6 %)
A. How public health messages/information are received in the workplace*, †
  PH listserv Work listserv Phone Fax Colleague (Social) Media In-person Other
CBOs (n = 9) 8 0 2 2 2 3 1 0
HCPs (n = 28) 28 8 1 4 6 6 2 1
Urban (n = 28) 27 7 1 1 8 8 1 1
Rural (n = 9) 9 1 2 5 0 1 2 0
B. Do you pass on the PH messages/information you receive in your workplace?*
  Yes (N, %) No or Did not Discuss (N, %)
CBOs (n = 9) 9 (100 %) 0
HCPs (n = 28) 16 (57.1 %) 12 (42.9 %)
Urban (n = 28) 18 (64.3 %) 10 (35.7 %)
Rural (n = 9) 7 (77.8 %) 2 (22.2 %)
C. How and to whom public health messages/information passed on in your workplace?*, †
  Email Co-workers Colleagues outside work in-person (social) media Patients/constituents Phone
CBOs (n = 9) 4 7 8 2 3 4 1
HCPs (n = 16) 11 14 7 6 6 7 0
Urban (n = 18) 13 14 10 7 6 8 1
Rural (n = 7) 2 7 5 1 3 3 0
D. If SMS is used in your workplace, how it is used*, †
  Communications with colleagues Communications with patients/constituents Mass employer communications Do not use SMS in the workplace (N, %)
CBOs (n = 9) 3 2 1 4 (44.4 %)
HCPs (n = 28) 10 1 3 13 (46.4 %)
Urban (n = 28) 9 2 2 13 (46.4 %)
Rural (n = 9) 4 1 2 4 (44.4 %)
  1. *Combined responses from interview (n = 17) and survey (n = 20) participants [missing, n = 0]
  2. Multiple answers possible
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